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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Luiseno Words

Welcome to our Luiseno vocabulary page! Luiseno is a Uto-Aztecan language, related to other languages like Juaneño and Tongva. We have included twenty basic Luiseno words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Luiseno word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our Native American words fundraiser or visit our main Luiseno language site for more free resources.

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Luiseno Word Set

English (Français) Luiseno words
One (Un) Supúl
Two (Deux) Wéh
Three (Trois) Páahay
Four (Quatre) Wasá'
Five (Cinq) Maháar
Man (Homme) 'Atáax or Ya'áš
Woman (Femme) Šungáal
Sun (Soleil) Timét
Moon (Lune) Móoyla
Water (Eau) Páala

Click here to see Luiseno vocabulary words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages: Uto-Aztecan Indian Words

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